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Is it der, die oder das Benin?

The article is needed if "Benin" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, no article is used.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Benin?

How does the declension of Benin work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative (das) Benin
Genitive (des Benin) (des Benins) Benins
Dative (dem) Benin
Akkusative (das) Benin

What is the meaning of Benin in German?

Benin is defined as:

[1] State in West Africa

[1] Staat in Westafrika

How to use Benin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Benin with translations in English.

[1] Thea besucht im Juni den Nationalpark W im Norden Benins.

[1] Thea visits the National Park W in northern Beninä in June

[1] Porto Novo ist die Hauptstadt und Cotonou ist der Regierungssitz von Benin.

[1] Porto Novo is the capital and Cotonou is the seat of the government of Benina

[1] Aufgrund der hohen Auslandsverschuldung ist Benin nicht in der Lage, an den größeren internationalen Programmen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit teilzunehmen, die eine gewisse Eigenbeteiligung erfordern.

Due to the high foreign debt, Benin is not able to participate in the larger international programs of development cooperation, which reports a certain personal contribution

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